Introducing Our Summer Intern, Lina Torres!

We are thrilled to welcome Lina, our 2011 Summer Intern, to QWOC+ Boston, just in time for QWOC Week Planning Season! Lina has posted a quick hello for all of you, so please give her a warm welcome 🙂

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We Will Not Be Unwritten: Preserving Queer Women of Color History

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As LGBT people (esp. members of marginalized groups: women, people of color, transgender, disabled etc), we all need to do a better job of telling our own stories, and in effect, writing ourselves (back) into history. Read this opinion piece from founder, Spectra, on preserving QWOC+ Boston’s history.

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Revelation: A Moment in the Life of a Black Lesbian Adoptee

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Acclaimed author and activist, Robin G. White, shares a personal moment of “Revelation” from her journey as an adoptee to find her birth family, and re-affirmation of her lesbian identity. Simply put, it is beautiful. We are who we are. “It is in our genes.”

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Put Some Spring in It: A Guide to Online Dating from Sissy Van Dyke

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Sissy Van Dyke shares a few tips for all you serial monogamists in search for the next u-haul. One of them is slow down, but the rest of it sheds some light into the dark alley of online dating. Roll up your sleeves and take notes!

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The Limits of Liminality: Navigating Hipster "Blackness" in Queer Boston

This insightful piece about navigating “blackness” in Boston’s queer community is a must-read from D’hana (the co-producer of the infamous NU-LIFE dance night at ZuZu Tuesdays). Intentional communities are important, but D’hana reminds us that we still have a long way to go before racially integrated communities happen naturally.

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QWOC+ Boston Seeks Social Media Interns for Summer 2011

Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston) is currently seeking two (2) dynamic motivated interns interested in exploring a career in social media marketing. This unpaid internship requires a commitment of 15 hours per week in addition (including mandatory attendance at our weekly planning meetings), but offers a flexible schedule; hours can be worked primarily from home, at night, and on the weekends.

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Perdida: Reflections of A Queer Latina Femme

“Perdida” is our newest contributor to the QWOC Talk Project. Please read this brave and heart-warming piece about a woman’s first entry to the world of all things Queer, and her journey to experience her love for woman as a Latina femme.

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First Boi In: On Being a Masculine of Center Woman in Corporate America

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In the spirit of raising our voices for Women’s History Month, we are very excited to share this first blog about being a masculine of center woman in binary gendered spaces like corporate America. Say hello to our newest blogger, Carolyn W. Please read and comment on her post!

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Call for Panelists for Spectra Events "LGBT in Business" Series

Spectra Events is seeking panelists for their “LGBT in Business” event series. Join the queer-friendly startup community for a series of panel discussions (and networking happy hours) about all things startup, entrepreneurship, and organizational development.

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Women's Rights Issues are LGBT Issues

Where is the cry of outrage? How is it possible that I can receive e-mail after e-mail about Prop. 8, DOMA, and DADT – and not even the slightest peep about all of these atrocities? What’s going on?

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